Monthly Archives: August 2011

Going paperless with your iPad (or iPhone, or iPod touch)

Has the iPad reduced your use of paper? Or do you tote an old-fashioned paper notebook along with your tablet? I must admit I belong to the second camp, but there are lots of apps to make that unnecessary. In … Read

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Do you use social media to track your reading?

I’ve been thinking about reading and book clubs lately, and wondering what’s up with social networking sites catering to the reading enthusiast. Luckily, Serenity Caldwell at Macworld.com has done some research on this very topic, summarized in this article on … Read

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Codecademy is a fun, social way to learn to program

By now it’s not much of a secret that I believe that anyone reading this blog can and should learn more about programming computers. Trust me, if I can do it then it shouldn’t be that hard for anyone else. … Read

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5 thing to know about Hoxie, our new online data tool for CLC

Hoxie is here!. We’ve been rolling out our all-new CLC data tool to our sites in Virginia over the last couple of weeks. There’s still a lot of work to do, but our ground-up rewrite of Stratepedia’s big three (Dossier, … Read

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TEDxKC 2011 Recap

Last week Nate and I attended TEDxKC at the beautiful Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. We saw some very interesting talks that covered several topics including the process of creating a happy culture at Zappos.com, becoming comfortable with being wrong, … Read

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Facebook answers Google+’s privacy features with a feature overhaul

It looks like Facebook is taking privacy a little more seriously these days. On Tuesday, the social networking giant rolled out a sweeping overhaul to its privacy and security settings, to give you more direct control over what you post … Read

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Video tutorials from Khan Academy to appear in digital textbooks

Online learning darling Khan Academy, a collection of more than 2,400 video tutorials created by Salman Khan and shared for free on YouTube, has taken another step toward becoming part of teachers’ curricula. Tech blog Mashable reports that digital textbook … Read

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Be safer on Facebook with a new security guide

It’s back to school time–and Facebook is reminding teens, parents, and teachers how to use the popular social networking service safely via a free, 20-page pamphlet on their website. In reality, the security guide is a good read for anyone … Read

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5 ways to prepare for a presentation

Using technology in a presentation can often cause headaches, but with a little bit of preparation many glitches can be avoided.┬áHere are a few technology tips to help your presentation run as smooth as possible. 1. Caffeine. Although a little … Read

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Do more than sync and share with these Dropbox tips

By now you know we’re big fans of Dropbox and how easy it makes it to sync your files across computers or share files with workgroups. If you’ve mastered those functions, how about spending a little time seeing what else … Read

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